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Exploration Development 2006 P

  • 01/12/2006 -- Superior eyes drilling on Oklahoma acreage
    Superior Oil & Gas Co., Yukon, Okla., says at least 10 wells might be drilled to develop 1,200 acres in Nowata County, Okla., under leases it has agreed to acquire from Palmer Energy Co., Tulsa.
  • 01/13/2006 -- Max buys Kazakhstan exploration contract
    Max Petroleum PLC has acquired the Astrakhansky exploration contract in western Kazakhstan, subject to registration.
  • 01/13/2006 -- Washington
    Delta Petroleum Corp., Denver, expects meaningful results from Columbia River basin exploratory drilling in 2006.
  • 01/17/2006 -- Montana
    Coastal Petroleum Co., Apalachicola, Fla., spudded a Mississippian Lodgepole reef exploratory well 12 miles northwest of Chinook in Blaine County near the western edge of the Williston basin.
  • 01/17/2006 -- Gulfsands secures rigs for drilling in Syria
    Gulfsands Petroleum PLC, Houston, has signed letters of intent with MB Drilling Overseas Ltd., Damascus, Syria, for two land-based drilling rigs: the MB Rig 21, which is capable of drilling shallow Cretaceous wells; and MB Rig 3, designed for deeper Paleozoic zone drilling.
  • 01/17/2006 -- PTTEP makes another find in Oman with Shams well
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) has discovered oil, condensate, and natural gas with an appraisal well drilled in the northern part of the onshore Block 44 in Oman.
  • 01/17/2006 -- Uganda
    Wireline logs at the Mputa-1 exploration well on Block 2 indicated oil shows in two intervals in the deeper objective that Tullow Oil PLC, London, said "prove the existence of a working petroleum system in the Albertine graben."
  • 01/17/2006 -- Michigan
    Cadence Resources Corp., Traverse City, Mich., plans to acquire the interests of O.I.L. Energy Corp. and affiliates in Devonian Antrim shale gas production in the Hudson project in northern Michigan.
  • 01/18/2006 -- Western Sahara
    Premier Oil PLC, London, said it is in advanced discussions with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic regarding exploration rights to four blocks in the Atlantic off Western Sahara.
  • 01/18/2006 -- Vietnam
    Hoan Long Operating Co. spudded an appraisal well on the Te Giac Trang structure on Block 16-1 in the Cuu Long basin, said SOCO Vietnam Ltd., London.
  • 01/18/2006 -- Congo (Brazzaville)
    Premier Oil PLC, London, agreed to acquire a 58.5% interest and operatorship of the Marine IX block in the Atlantic off Congo.
  • 01/19/2006 -- Turkey
    Incremental Petroleum Ltd., Perth, plans to start development drilling at Selmo, Turkey's second largest oil field by cumulative production.
  • 01/19/2006 -- OMV to develop field on Yemen's Block S2
    OMV AG will begin the $250-300 million development of Block S2 (Al Uqlah) in the Shabwa province of western Yemen.
  • 01/19/2006 -- Burren gets stake in blocks in Yemen, Oman
    Burren Energy PLC, UK, is expanding its exploration operations into Yemen and Oman.
  • 01/19/2006 -- Utah releases thrust belt crude analysis
    Analysis of a crude oil sample from the Covenant field discovery well on the Central Utah Thrust Belt or Hingeline shows it to be 40.5° gravity with 0.48% sulfur, said the Utah Geological Survey.
  • 01/20/2006 -- BG Group acquires stake in block off Nigeria
    BG Group has acquired a 45% interest in and become operator of Block 332 off Nigeria in the western Niger Delta under a farmin agreement with Sahara Energy Exploration & Production Ltd.
  • 01/20/2006 -- Statoil plans 30-40 exploration wells in 2006
    Statoil ASA plans to drill 30-40 exploration wells in 2006, of which half will be on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and the other half will be abroad.
  • 01/20/2006 -- Shell, ONGC sign cooperation agreement
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Oil & Natural Gas Corp. of India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering upstream and downstream projects, mostly in India.
  • 01/23/2006 -- Wyoming
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC's US unit and others plan to drill at least two exploratory wells in 2006 on the Pacific Creek prospect in the Green River basin 20 miles southeast of Jonah gas-condensate field.
  • 01/23/2006 -- PA Resources gets farmouts off Norway
    PA Resources Norway AS (PAR) will finance the drilling of up to six exploration wells at a cumulative cost of 285 million kroner through a series of farmouts with DNO ASA subsidiary Det Norske Oljeselskap AS.

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